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  1. I've been meaning to go to Powis Castle for years and years and still haven't....
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    1905 Halfcrown

    It looks like you have two different chemical processes going on anyway....you have the greying, but also that greenish finish on the neck and behind the head. I have a feeling that one will remain and stand out unpleasantly. I would go as far as a brush with soap, or maybe a solvent, but no dipping.....
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    That dentist looked down in the mouth about the Covid situation, still, if they work hard and become famous, they may earn a Blue Plaque.
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    A couple of weeks ago I watched a programme about Mel Brooks- ancient now, and still loud, and nutty as a fruit cake. Then they showed Blazing Saddles. So refreshing. More of that type of anti-racist stuff please.
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    Yes. That's why I mentioned it. Caused giggles in the '70's when racist humour was all the rage.
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    I'll stop you going to them Youth Clubs.....
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    Chinese coin on ebay

    Wow - well spotted!!! 10 points. It's odd- no obvious shill bidding, a mix of bidders, the back on ebay at a buy it now...... what's going on?
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    Ban 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' !!! Madness.
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    Chinese coin on ebay

    This has just sold for £797. I can't find anything about it- I can't find it in Krause. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/China-1926-20-cent-Dragon-amp-Phoenix-ref-HRC-16-/284351166847?hash=item4234a6797f%3Ag%3AJ8cAAOSwRIlg2f8i&nma=true&si=vmD7EGpQa9qpEyRVsfXWdWanlsw%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Is this a fake? just a token?
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    .....I've dropped me orange......
  11. Their ads are excoriating. Such overpriced tat, a mock 'official' mint, and poor idiots 'investing'.....makes the Franklin Mint look like Walt Disney.....
  12. Is that a Gin Palace in the distance?
  13. Ah yes- but has your, what sounds like a North facing front garden, got a big sky? Our friend has a newish farmhouse, and the back is North facing, but huge sky. It's amazing what does well there - sun-loving stuff I struggle with in my small south-facing back garden. Big big sky makes things so much easier.
  14. What I find with a 'disappointing' wet month in early summer is the spin-off, if you have a small garden where plants often struggle for light: in a cloudy month, the light levels are lower, but the light is diffused, so it gets into the dark corners, where direct sun never would. Consequently, all the edges and underplanting that frame a garden come to life and shows off for once. This year is their time.